What is a dog or cat's normal temperature?
Sorry, the only consistently accurate way to take a pet's temperature is rectally! The normal body temperature of dogs and cats, taken with a rectal thermometer, is from 100 to 102 degrees Fahrenheit. Adult pets tend to stay in the lower end of the range, with kittens and puppies staying in the higher end of the normal range. Variations of more than 1/2 degree from the normal range, in the absence of any causative factors such as recent heavy exercise, indicate a need for that pet to be examined immediately by one of the Windmill Animal Hospital doctors.